Club Wellcraft Forums

Well, someone has to be first :)

Discuss any Wellcraft Sportsman Related Topics

Well, someone has to be first :)

Postby lyt » January 29th, 2013, 1:16 pm

I'm posting this because I wanted to be the FIRST person to ever post on this Forum topic!

I do own a 1990 Sportsman, with a Volvo 290A outdrive and the 350 chevy (570 Penta).

I have some GOOD knowledge of this setup, although not an expert. I have dis-assembled most of my boat to fix even the most tedious things....so I might be able anyone who needs it.

I would love to chat with anyone who owns or owned this model boat about a few minor quirks, and how it handles in different seas.
lyt
 
Posts: 4
Joined: January 29th, 2013, 12:54 pm

Re: Well, someone has to be first :)

Postby 290Coastal » January 29th, 2013, 1:30 pm

LYT thank you and welcome aboard!!!
290Coastal
 
Posts: 25
Joined: August 30th, 2012, 9:49 am

Re: Well, someone has to be first :)

Postby seabob4 » January 29th, 2013, 9:44 pm

There are a bunch of Sportsmans in the Central FL area, see then all the time, mostly 248s, and mostly with O/B power. A few I'Os here and there...

Pretty boat! Got pics?
Image
Image
User avatar
seabob4
 
Posts: 59
Joined: August 30th, 2012, 8:22 pm
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL

Re: Well, someone has to be first :)

Postby lyt » January 29th, 2013, 11:21 pm

Here Ya gO!


Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image




needs side paint.... but overall the boat was in incredible condition for it's year. Honestly, its the only reason I considered an older boat like this.

Definitely need bottom paint too..... what color is that blue? and who makes it?
lyt
 
Posts: 4
Joined: January 29th, 2013, 12:54 pm

Re: Well, someone has to be first :)

Postby seabob4 » January 30th, 2013, 12:51 am

Sweet boat! And with a mid-berth!! Great kid stasher!

The spotlight location looks like a good snag point, may want to move that aft to the deck. She' a good looker! The blue? Definitely not the original, the blue on Sportsman of that era was more a navy.

If you're looking for graphics, you know, decals and striping, I'd contact 4 Winns CS, they have a lot of the older WC graphics. Also Marine Connection Liquidators in Ft. Pierce, and Marine Surplus in Bradenton...

Also notice she has shorepower. Below decks pics??
Image
Image
User avatar
seabob4
 
Posts: 59
Joined: August 30th, 2012, 8:22 pm
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL

Re: Well, someone has to be first :)

Postby lyt » January 30th, 2013, 12:37 pm

Yeah it was painted.... I need to find some paint....

I have been up to marine connection....nice place... SO many parts...its almost silly.

Spotlight needs a rebuild. it "sorta works" but has intermittent problems. I think the last guy added it, used, and it probably was a handymans special. i am shocked at how expensive they are....this model gets 700 bucks!

need to snap a few pics of the inside!
lyt
 
Posts: 4
Joined: January 29th, 2013, 12:54 pm

Re: Well, someone has to be first :)

Postby seabob4 » January 30th, 2013, 6:01 pm

One of the first things I noticed (yeah, I notice shit like this!) was the hinges on the fwd end of the engine box. They still use those today, 23 years later! I even have one in one of my parts boxes! Brand new, Gemlux!

And yes, the chrome over brass spots are pretty dear to the manufacturers heart...$$$!
Image
Image
User avatar
seabob4
 
Posts: 59
Joined: August 30th, 2012, 8:22 pm
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL

Re: Well, someone has to be first :)

Postby lyt » February 9th, 2013, 1:41 pm

seabob4 wrote:One of the first things I noticed (yeah, I notice shit like this!) was the hinges on the fwd end of the engine box. They still use those today, 23 years later! I even have one in one of my parts boxes! Brand new, Gemlux!

And yes, the chrome over brass spots are pretty dear to the manufacturers heart...$$$!



nice.... yeah i really need to do the paint.....

Seabob.... I think I noticed your name from THT....

you are the one doing the extraordinarily good rewires right?

I had a question about some of the wiring on my batteries......look at these pics....

the PO did a rewire on it.... and i think he did ok.... nothing like your work of course :) but i am concerned about all these piggybacks on the battery and also the starter is not directly on the main lug of the batteries. Is this an issue?

disregard the corrosion...i have fixed that issue .....

Image

Image
lyt
 
Posts: 4
Joined: January 29th, 2013, 12:54 pm


Return to Wellcraft Sportsman

  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron